What’s On Guide

From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Sound Meditation Classes 2023

What happens at a Sound Meditation class? Lay on a comfortable mat with pillow and blanket. The goal of a Sound meditation class isn't to listen and pay attention but rather to let the sound […]


Mountmellick Drama Festival

We’re back and have a stellar line up of plays and groups from all over Ireland to bring you a thrilling week of theatre and drama. Concession tickets are available for Over 65 Students and […]

€45 – €70

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners Course

This course gives you the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. This is the best value for money self-defence course around. This  course provides you with weeks of training in a fully insured top facility under experienced […]


Adult Water Safety Classes

Water Safety Laois are delivering senior Water Safety classes for 16 years + which incudes the option of National pool Lifeguard. Classes delivered by highly experienced volunteers. Spaces are limited so book early.

€60 – €75

LGBT+ Couch to 5k

Want to go into 2023 getting fit and meeting new people in your area? Well this is the one for you. Our first ever LGBT+ Couch to 5k is starting and runs every Monday and […]


Adult Introductory Tai Chi Course

Looking for a new hobby to take up for the New Year? Then this course could be just what you need, no experience of Tai Chi is needed, so come along and see if this […]


Zumbini Class At Solas

Zumbini Class for kids 0-5 is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill, and emotional development. We will Dance, Sing and Play on Instruments.

Vision Impaired Blind Football in Portlaoise

We are delighted to announce that VI /Blind Football will return for 4 sessions, starting this Sunday. Taking part in visually impaired football is a great way to be active and meet other people with […]


Tom Cooper And Kieran Cooper At The Clock Inn

This Friday night live in The Clock Inn we have something very special Kieran Cooper will be accompanying Tom Cooper. This will be a fantastic night of music that you wont want to miss out […]


Blessed At Coppers Music Venue

The amazing Blessed will be making a welcome return to Coppers and we cant wait to have you all here with us enjoying what will be a night of great entertainment.


Alice in Wonderland Portlaoise With CluedUpp Games

For one day only, the streets of Portlaoise will turn into a giant, escape-room-style experience. Alice is trapped in Wonderland and time is running out to save her. Solve clues which just get stranger and […]


Norah Deay: Unleash the Power of Your First Chapter

Unleash the Power of Your First Chapter. Tips for Writing a Page-Turner that Hooks Readers from the Start. Everyone welcome and a good knowledge of the English language is important.

Event Series Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Our weekly Farmers’ Market includes a range of over 20 stalls selling Fresh Vegetables and Fruit, Bread and confectionary, Fish and Meat, Artisan Foods & Ethnic treats from local suppliers


Learn the basics of filmmaking

Want to learn about filmmaking? This is a six week, of one hour each Saturday, crash course to get you started. Ideally aimed at those from Transition Year upwards. Places limited so make sure you […]


Brazilian Carnival Party At Jeremiah Grants

Coming up in Jeremiah Grants we have something a little different for you all to enjoy. This night will be full of the best music and food from Brazil. Who knows what other surprises may […]


Proof At Mountmellick Community Arts Centre

On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has spent many years caring for her brilliant but unstable father Robert, must deal not only with his death but with the arrival […]

€10 – €15

New Rule Live At The Anvil Inn

This Saturday night we have New Rule playing live. They are a highly professional, diverse and experienced 2 piece covering everything from Christy to Creedence. Make sure you come along and enjoy the music we […]


Lounge Act – A tribute to Nirvana

This Saturday night Lounge Act (A Tribute To Nirvana).  Come along and enjoy all of Nirvanas hits as well as a few forgotten classics.


Switch Live At Flemings Bar

This Saturday night back by popular demand we have Switch playing live. They know how to put on a good show and keep the crowd going. We look forward to seeing you all here on […]


Philip English At Moloneys Gaelic Bar

This Saturday night we have the fabulous Philip English to entertain everyone here at Moloneys Gaelic Bar. An amazing night of music, craic and dancing is guaranteed. This will be a night not to be […]


Hammer And Tongs At Jeremiah Grants

This Saturday night Hammer & Tongs make their debut in the main bar.. This will be a cracking gig, we cant wait to see you all here enjoying the latest new band that we have […]


The Dooley Brothers At Turleys Pub

The Dooley’s Brothers are back this Saturday night, this hugely popular band really know how to put on a show and please the crowd. We look forward to seeing you all here for what will […]


DJ Noel B At The Brewery

This Saturday night we have DJ Noel B back by popular demand. Come and join us as he plays all the current music and any music that people would request from years gone by. See […]


R32ORDS Launch Party At Coppers Music Venue

Portlaoise's biggest Rap/Afrobeats night to date. Headlining on the night we will have Spin South Wests very own DJ AHMEND with MCSIKA. Come along for what will be a great nights entertainment.